Shanghai Motor Show to Feature Citroen Wild Rubis Concept SUV

April 16, 2013 / No Comments

French automaker Citroen has announced their new stylish concept car Wild Rubis, a forerunner of the future DS SUV. The vehicle will be on display at Shanghai Motor Show starting next week. In French, Rubis is the word for Ruby and here it indicates the purple/red paint of the vehicle. The Wild Rubis shares Citroen DS5's platform and the wheelbase is 2900mm ...

Wedding Dress Made from Bread Bag Clips Collected Over a Decade

April 12, 2013 / No Comments

Every woman wants to make her wedding dress different, for it’s the most precious dress in her life. Victorian bride Stephanie Watson is no different. But for her, it took almost 10 years to make her dream wedding dress which is entirely made up of over 10,000 plastic bread bag clips. Stephanie Watson, a 29-year-old fashion designer from Trentham, Austraila, has been ...

Tesla Third Generation EV to be Cheaper; Wider Charging Networks Offered

April 12, 2013 / 1 Comment

Tesla is planning big; they say they will be making cheaper EV, but different from the the ditched 40 kWh Model S. They will also provide widespread supercharging stations and better service by 2016 or at least early 2017. Tesla’s cheaper 40 kWh Model was scrapped on April 1st without any celebration, and the reason they said was that it ...

BMW X1 Leaked Image Suggests All-Electric Version in the Pipeline

April 11, 2013 / No Comments

BMW X1 is a car, SUV, wagon, and truck all rolled into one! The crossover utility vehicle (CUV) from the German automaker has been a huge success around the world since its launch in 2009. A recent leaked image suggests that BMW could be working on an all-electric version of the X1. The image shows a BMW X1 with a sticker ...

Panda Poo to Generate Electric Power in French Zoo

April 11, 2013 / No Comments

There are only as few as about 1900 pandas remaining on Planet Earth. Among them around 1600 live in natural habitats of China and almost 300 other are fostered in captivation, a majority in Chinese Zoos. Among the zoo dwellers, 15 of them are residing in foreign zoos transferred from China to other countries as the part of their Panda ...

Westfield iRacer Electric Sports Car Makes Track Debut [Video]

April 10, 2013 / No Comments

Three years ago the UK-based car manufacturer Westfield announced their all-electric sports car iRacer and recently they released an eight-minute video of iRacer making a silent track debut. Westfield is a pioneer in manufacturing light-weight sports cars, but iRacer belongs to a different genre. It is an electric sports car with a long, narrow body similar to their classic Lotus ...

Solazyme’s Less Polluting Algae Fuel Tested Successfully

April 10, 2013 / No Comments

Solazyme, a US company that produces alternative fuels, has successfully tested its algae fuel in a car and a flight. The algae-fuel works just like regular diesel and it was tested in a Volkswagen Passat TDI recently. It burns faster than the regular diesel and produces less CO2 and soot. Solazyme’s algae jet fuel was used by United Airlines for ...

Electric Cykno Bike to Steal the Show at Milan Design Week

April 9, 2013 / No Comments

 The idea of an electric bike is not new. But a vintage looking stylish electric bike will be a new experience for any cyclist. Cykno, a funky electric bike, will be one of the main attractions on the streets of Milan during the Design Week from April 9 to 14, 2013. The word Cykno is a Greek-Latin mix which means ...

Swedish Scientists Turn Garbage Ash into Massive Power Source

April 9, 2013 / No Comments

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have found a way of turning ash into hydrogen. According to the researchers, the technique can be used to produce 20 billion liters of hydrogen gas per year from the ash, which is enough to power 11,000 homes. Usually, the grit-like ash formed from burned garbage is used as a construction material. The garbage ash ...

Wildlife Smugglers Watch Out! Sniffer Dogs on the Prowl [Video]

April 8, 2013 / No Comments

The US Fish and Welfare Service has introduced a new project to stop the illegal smuggling of rhino horns, elephant ivory, snake skins and the like. The authorities have trained four dogs to sniff out elephant ivory, rhino horns and similar stuff. The dogs are named Viper, Butter, Lancer and Locket. Over the last 13 weeks, the four dogs were trained ...